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    April 27, 2010
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howard is here with the forecast. damp and drizzle out there with sprinkles. the showers they seem to have left us. watching a lone shower across montgomery county and live doppler hd. on the weather computer you see the bulk of the system pulled away. clouds are out there. it is cool with temperatures in the low to mid-50s in most areas with 39-degree temperatures in oakland and the winds are starting to pick up, gusting 15 to 22 in martinsburg and winchester. so a breezy day with a mix of sun and clouds. highs pushing the middle 60s. right now 55 at 6:00 a.m. and time for traffic. we are kicking off the 6:00 hour with a new traffic alert for you. good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. this accident is on the inner loop in maryland where it meets 210. we know it is off to the left shoulder so traffic flow is getting by. next stop we take you to 270 and open the door and show you the traffic is picking up. a little volume here on 118 germantown road and things are moving toward the split.
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66, good morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word
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from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when the company first announced they wanted to move its headquarters from california to the washington area. yesterday the company announced it had made its decision. northrop grumman will be moving to one of two locations in northern virginia. one location is actually at a site near dulles airport, and the other possible location is right here in crystal city. we already know there are a lot of several defense contractors here in crystal city already and of course we can't forget the pentagon is les than a mile away. so we certainly have that going for this location selection. now, here's what the ceo and president of northrop grumman wes bush had to say about the big move on monday -- northrop
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grumman is one of the largest defense and global security contractors in the world. they do everything from aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and their biggest client is of course by far the pentagon. so what does the move mien mean for virginia? the bottom line is jobs. the company plans to open the new corporate office in the summer of 2011 with roughly 300 new employees. so, this is really a huge victory for the state of virginia and for governor bob mcdonnell. governor is planning to make the announcement formal at a press conference today right here in arlington. but he already released a statement and we will share it with you coming up at 6:30. for now, back to you. this would be the latest fortune 100 company to be based in our region. lockheed martin is the 44th biggest company in the nation and it is based in bethesda. freddie mac is 54 in mclean.
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northrop grumman is 61st. and general guy dynamics is number 69 and operates out of falls church, virginia. today the farewell to civil rights leader dorothy height begins. she died last week at the age of 98. today she will lie in repose at the national council of negro women which is named after her. there will be a memorial for her at the shiloh baptist church in the district with a public funeral on thursday morning at the national cathedral. as you know, metro is in need of money and those financial problems could lead the transit agency to defer maintenance projects. met tremendous' deficit will lead to fare hikes and now it is thinking of deferring power upgrades. metro says it needs 11 -- $11 billion in the next decade for the upgrades. deferring projects could save a
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half billion dollars. jessica doyle is off today but at 5:00 after the hour -- at five after the hour we have the "living $mart" headlines. acela express trains now have wi-fi. it is called amtrak connect. it blocks you from down loading big files and watching streaming video. it is also available at the acela lounge in union station. fred smoot wants to be a businessman. he told a radio show over the weekend he wants to open a waffle house in the district. it is big in the south but never been in dc. smoot is open hoping to open his near 14th and u street northwest. starbucks is hoping to make in the summer of the frappichino. they call it this go to hot weather drink but it is facing competition from dunken donate nuts and mcdonald's. so starbucks will have a new frappichino push and now frappy
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hours this summer. no one likes to go be waken up by a phone call. hundreds of people got a call like that and then another and another. scott broom reports they are victims of a scam. >> reporter: this is what jason kauffman heard four times between 2:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on saturday morning heinz not happy. >> now i'm awake. they called again and i actually answered the phone. hello, hello. nobody there. >> reporter: they are getting a call with a 0307 area code exchange. we received 150 complaints this weekend. >> reporter: the number appears to trace back to wyoming. victims are in northern virginia and suburban maryland. hundreds posted warnings about it on the internet. >> i have been here 27 years and this is the first time i have heard of one incident causing so many complaints. >> they called verizon in hopes of blocking the number. verizon traced the number to a business service provider called level three. both companies today shut the
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number down on their networks. in a phone conversation, a level three spokesman explained that all are victims of a scam called spoofing and the calls could be originating from anywhere in the world. >> it is like someone hijacking a telephone number. so they are calling from a number other than the one that pops up on caller i.d. >> my land line rings at 2:00 in the morning and you think it is an emergency and it wasn't. and it doesn't matter, that is pain. >> reporter: scott broom, 9 news now. >> it is still a mystery who the spoofer is and why they would want to wake up people in in the middle of the night. the fcc is joining the investigation. this isn't the news capitals fans wanted. montreal's goalie blocked 53 shots. the caps fall 4-1. the deciding game is tomorrow night at verizon center. coming up on 8 after the hour, ahead a commuter alert
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that could make your morning drive easier. plus, a startling new medical report gives americans another wakeup call to eat right. i'm sandra hughs in los angeles. i will have that story coming up. right now our check on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> a few sprinkles or drizzle here in maryland. the eastern areas and out west things are breaking up cloud cover wise. we expect the sunshine to return today. looking at the maryland forecast we can show you by 9:00, the breeze will be kicking in and also some sunshine out west. eastern sections are holding on to few clouds. we will head to the lunch hour. temperatures now in the low 0s in areas. we will see a few more clouds this afternoon as another system passes to the south. highs in the low to middle 60s and a breezy day also. a new traffic alert in maryland on maryland 17. we have crash activity taking
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away all lanes. and as a result of this, your alternate will be baltimore national pike. colesville and east-west highway. we switch it over. nice clean commute here. drivers are topped at a light and check on river road and wilson boulevard. this is a worry-free drive as well in to dc. could eating chocolate put you in a bad smood? in 90 seconds the result of a new study and their living well headlines. stay with us.
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a look at living well headlines. chocolate may be a short-term fix for a foul mood. chocolate lovers are more likely to be in a sad mood. researchers at the university of california san diego compared people who ate a chocolate bar once a week versus those that eat one oration casually and they tended to be more depressive but chocolate isn't linked to clinical depression itself. a lot of ugh us struggle with weight whether it is a few pounds more more than that. a new study is looking at the health and waistlines of american and the news is not good. >> reporter: stop someone on any street in america and chances are you will find a chronic health problem. >> little high on the cholesterol? high cholesterol, yes. >> reporter: this man has high blood pressure. >> hoping to get off 0 of the medication. >> reporter: they have plenty of company. the centers for disease control has startling data about the state of our health. 45% of americans, almost half of the entire adult population
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has high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. conditions that are killing us. >> each is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease which is a leading cause of death in the u.s. >> reporter: the study finds 13% of americans have two of the conditions and 3% are struggling with all three. the cause -- signs point to americans growing waistlines. we are eating too much and exercising too little. the latest statistics show one third of americans are obese. >> you eat a lot of fast food and you are always on the run and don't make good food choices you could end up in that situation. >> reporter: the study reveals one in seven adults did not know they were sick with these conditions, conditions that could shorten their lives if left untreated but there is good news. >> these are all conditions that are treatable through lifestyle changes and medication.
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>> reporter: a message americans have heard before, but don't seem to be digesting. sandra hawks, cbs news, los angeles. get more living well headlines by visiting wusa9.com. right now learn which restaurants are voluntarily cutting the amount of salt in their menu. go to the news tab and click on living well. it is 6:13. here's what is in the news now, the bosses from goldman sachs head to captiol hill today. they'll be asked about allegations they sold funds designed to fail so they would make money. goldman's ceo denies the allegations. the leader of venezuela is accusing the united states of electronic warfare. no comment from the white house. fema investigators are in mississippi this morning. they are trying to tally up the cost from the deadly tornadoes. 12 people died in 600 -- and 600 homes were damaged.
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>> pictures are still amazing. >> it is incredible and what we are saying is the breadth and length of that tornado on the ground, especially in mississippi. >> at one point a mile and a half wide and on the ground for 150 miles. which is unbelievable. this morning all we are dealing with are a few leftover light sprinkles. we have been watching light activity across the bay and a couple of sprinkles trying to come out of montgomery county, other to college park. that's it, folks. but we have a little drizzle in spots that isn't showing up on radar. to the west, talking to steve in cross function and said the clouds are breaking outside of winchester, virginia. the forecast the next three days looking breezy and windy tomorrow. sunshine mixing with the clouds today 65. more sun tomorrow. windy and 63. and nicer thursday with a high of 70. and less wind. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, this morning sunshine and clouds, breezy and cool. some drizzle in a couple of
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spots. 48 to 58. sun is coming up in a moment. 6:15. you will start to see it. if we didn't have the clouds we would be seeing it. breezy and cold with highs in the mid-60s. northwest winds will gust 25 or so at times. tonight it will be chilly in the mid-30s in the cold spots. low 40s in town and by the bay and part of southern maryland under clear to partly cloudy skies. 55 here in town. 56 at the naval air station and pax river. 56 fredericksburg. winchester 53. steve was 49. jan in the northern neck is reporting 55 at hour. 55 for ft. belvoir. reston and gaithersburg and rockville at 52. same with columbia and bowie this morning you sit at 54. the winds have been a factor out of of the north northwest at 13, gusting over 20 in spots and the humidity continues to drop off a little bit as our dew point is dropping as the dry air works in. behind the storm system which
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is pulling away, so this will clear out but another storm spinning here. this will pass south of us. however, the clouds from this one will blow close enough to us this that i think we will get that this afternoon. sunny for a while and then mostly cloudy during the afternoon as the next system passes to the south. here's the seven-day forecast. kind of cool and breezy to windy the next couple of days. rather chilly at night. by thursday looking great at 70. warm on friday. lower 80s. saturday slight chance of a shower but mid-80s. same story on sunday with increasing chance of afternoon thunderstorms. it is 6:16. here's angie. >> thank you, howard. yes, we have a traffic alert to tell you about. take a look at this. this is 183 where it crosses over 95. we have crash activity pushed to the right shoulder. it appears traffic is getting by fine. speaking of 957, we want you to know we are slow from the prince william parkway to lorton. as we make our way on to 395,
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delayed again. sitting in traffic for about 15 minutes to make it from duke to seminary. right now okay crossing the 14th street bridge. no incidents. taking it in to dc, this is south capitol street and the suit land parkway. a different situation out here. so far so good. smooth sailing. next we will head over to the maps. route 4, branch avenue, also crane highway. seeing a typical drive we see around this time. the normal volume. on the outer loop of the beltway, new hampshire to georgia is taking 15 minutes as well and no accidents to report. andrea, over to you. we have a traffic alert for you. another weekend of work on the chain bridge. 9 news now has learned the bridge will be closed this weekend. it will shut down to all traffic biker and hikers beginning on friday night. it will stay closed through monday morning. that's so crews can do major work on the bridge. the total rehab of the bridge should be done by may 31st. also today the fairfax county board of supervisors will vote on a plan to expand telegraph road.
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the stretch is a few hundred feet between south van doren street and king highway but it can take 20 minutes to go between the two intersections. the expansion would cost $10 million. tuition is going up at virginia tech. and both students from in state and out of state will feel it. the board of visitors executive committee approved a tuition hike on monday. starting fall in-state students will pay $15,879 for the entire year including room and board. it's a 9% increase. out of state students will pay 2 -- $29,507. that's a jump of 6.5%. >> in order to keep the doors open and maintain quality we are seeing tuition increases that are more than previous years. >> they keep raising the prices every year when is it going to stop it will get to the point where people can't afford an education anymore. what will we do this then.
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>> students will receive a $130 mitigation grant. could selling liquor on sunday help montgomery county's financial woes? some county leaders think so. mike knapp of germantown says the county could make additional $2 million a year. all hard alcohol sales are done through county run stores. more on the capitals crushing game six loss to the canadiens. and the nationals and cubs go to extra innings. see how it ended in chicago.
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good morning, everyone. i'm brett haber with the wakeup sports. if you had watched last night's hockey game without the score  box at the top of the screen you might have thought the caps were winning 8-3 that's because the caps were dominated the flow of the game to the tune of 54 shots on goal to 22.
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but accept for -- except for one they all got turned away. he goalie was nuts last night. here's the goals. first seven minutes. mike beats him. 1-0. and then him again. one timer blasted it again. two 2-0 n. the third, la pierre goes past and 3-0 and more than enough for halak. they say a hot goalie can change the complex election of a sleaze and isn't that true. he stopped 53 of 54 shots from washington. 3-1 the final. game seven is tomorrow. baseball last night. nats opening at wrigley field. down 3-2 in the sixth when he drives in willingham and tying the game at three. stayed that way in to the tenth. brian loads the bases and
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delivers the walk-off walk to ramirez. the nats fall 4-3. that's a quick look at sports. i'm brett haber. have a great tuesday, everybody. still to come, efforts for financial reform get a -- hit a big partisan road block. fighting parking tickets in the district. how good your chances are of beating the system. taking 66 eastbound to the roosevelt bridge in this toe district. traffic is moving. problems to avoid is coming up. still damp and cool on the weather terrace and a little drizzle. the weather watchers to the west report skies are starting to break. i will have an improving forecast for you when 9 news now returns. ♪
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with but the birds are singing and there are signs of better days ahead. i can point out the storm system pulling away. looks like there is nothing left and clouds will be breaking up. a storm system out west will give us a few more clouds in to the afternoon. temperature-wise, we are at 55 at national airport. 54 for leesburg and manassas. 50, though for cumberland and martinsburg. some winds are starting to gust over 20 miles you are in in shenandoah valley, leesburg, fredericksburg. and gust of 22 at bwi. look for some sunshine. mixing with clouds at times. breezy and highs in the middle 60s. it is time for traffic. hello, angie. >> wake up, wake up, everybody. we can smell your coffee. 66 eastbound, actually we will start with this traffic alert. the gw parkway at the capital beltway. it appears we have crash activity involving a driver who ran their truck in to the
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woods. i guess the only good news here is we have response on the scene and we also have traffic that is able to get by to the left. we will keep our eye on this and let you know how it is impacting the gw parkway the next half hour. keep things moving and move to the beltway -- actually 66 is where we will start from 50 to nutley. plus ten minutes for that commute. no incidents or accidents here. thank goodness. 495 in virginia. everything is moving well between braddock up to route 7. it does look like volume is building. maryland's 270, you are below speed from germantown road to 370. an extra ten minutes for these drivers. in fact, if you plan to hit the road right now that's what you can expect. we will wrap it up with our maps. 95 and the baltimore-washington parkway. making your way out of baltimore past 198 to powder mill. most of those roads are checking out at speed. over to you. just a few hours the bosses from goldman sachs go before a senate panel.
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lawmakers want answers about accusations goldman profited off losses it created. sandra endo has a preview. >> on the hot seat today top officials from investment banking firm goldman sacks they want to know if the engaged in a high stakes gamble that helped to send the company in to a downtown ward economic spiral. >> goldman sachs helped to feed the conveyer belt that sold toxic mortgages and mortgage securities to the financial system and made large bets against the market that it helped to create. >> reporter: it is an accusation the ceo denies. in prepared remarks for the senate subcommittee hearing he said we certainly did not bet bet against our clients but he admit that's could have done more adding what we and other banks, rating agencies and regulators failed to do is sound the alarm there was too much lending and too much leverage in the system, that credit had become too cheap.
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the securities and exchange commission filed a civil fraud suit against them earlier this month. this is at a time hen the obama administration and congress are working to pass financial regulatory reform. but on monday, senate democrats failed to get enough votes to get debate started. >> why are we voting on this bill? the democrats want us to trust them on this one. with all respect, americans aren't in a trusting mood. >> reporter: one democrat even sided with the republicans voting against the financial reform bill. indicating there's a lot more work that needs to be done to get both sides of the aisle to come together. in northeast washington, andrea endo for 9 news now. when it comes to city-owned vehicles in the district there's no comprehensive oversight or safety programs. that's according to a dc auditor's report. looking at just five of the 78 city agencies it found many problems. besides safety issues the city can't account for $27,000 in
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gas use. with no oversight there's no telling who filled up the car and whether they filled city owned vehicles or personal cars there are no safety rules stopping people with bad driving records from driving those cars. >> this is only a sampling of some of the problems in the district's motor vehicle fleet. we don't know the true try extent of the problem. >> reporter: the department of public works turned down our request for an interview but says it is working on comprehensive policy. the district is notorious for writing parking and traffic tickets, but your chances of getting out of them are pretty good. our partners at the washington examiner find more than half of the people who challenge their tickets win. it finds 58% of moving violation ticket challenges were successful. a win in 41% of the parking ticket challenges and 37% on photo enforcement tickets but the examiner reports just a fraction of all tickets were
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challenged in the first place. despite the rough economy, score one for virginia. a major defense contractor is moving its headquarters from california to the commonwealth. kristin fisher is live with more on the story. good morning. >> good morning, andrea. this is a huge victory for the state of virginia and for governor mcdonnell. after all, we are talking about scoring one of the largest defense contractors in the entire world. now, governor mcdonnell is expected to make the announce formal at a press conference today in arlington, but he has already released a statement. here's what he had to say about northrop grumman's big move yesterday. he said -- let's break it down. what does the move mean for virginia? the bottom line is jobs.
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they plan to open their corporate office in summer of 2011 with roughly 300 new employees. they already employ 40,000 people in the washington area. one of the largest defense and global security contractors in the world. they do everything from aerospace electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and their biggest client is of course, by far, the pentagon. now, the pentagon is just over a mile away from where i'm standing right now in crystal city. and that close proximity to the pentagon is one of the main reasons that crystal city is widely viewed as a forerunner the fight to get grum's headquarters. the other site they are considering is dulles airport. i want to share with you the latest statement that the company, northrop grumman is saying regarding this big move. they say they are currently conducting negotiations with several building owners in the falls church area with specific building selection to be announced soon. we will have to wait but headquarters are certainly
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coming to virginia. back to you. >> thank you. district police now have a fifth suspect in custody accused in connection with last month's deadly drive by shooting. officers took 21year -old jeffrey best in to custody. they have not commented on his role in the shooting that left four people dead along south capitol street. five others were hurt. four suspects were behind bars. no word if more arrests are planned. the man who shot president reagan and several others 30 years ago could be released from a mental hospital and may move to the tide water area. john hinckley junior has been hospitalized since the ' 81 shooting. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. he already gets to visit family in the williamsburg area and wants to relocate there. people living in williamsburg have mixed emotions. >> i don't think he should be released from jail honestly. that's kind of like a high- powered thing to shoot the president or try to.
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>> i can't tell you who he is. he is not a crazed maniac yak that ran through the stores and broke win bottles. never bothered us. >> reporter: his father died in 2008 and his mother lives in williamsburg. two big court cases which could affect you. one over some of the violent video games that children play and the other is how to pay for the metro extension through tysons corner. them fight over that is six minutes away. right now our focus on virginia's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning. virginia is looking better as we go thoughout the day. we have gotten rid of most of the cloudiness. breaks from charlie and cross junction. by 9:00 we look at a good breeze out there. temperatures in the mid-50s. winchester only in the lower 50s. we will go through the lunch hour, mid-50s to low 60s and not much mutual in movement in the temperatures because cloudiness will rebuild in the afternoon.
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highs in the low to mid-60s. how about the virginia commute, angie? >> we will focus on arlington. that's where we begin. this is route 50 near north fillmore street. no problems to report. the drive is nice and smooth in to dc. hello, vienna, we take you to chain bridge and boone boulevard and that's where the traffic flow here is very light. it is 6:38. 9 news now will be right back after these messages. mcdonald's bacon and cheese angus third pounder.
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thousands of dominoes knocking down for a good cause. the fund-raiser is called chain of love. this year's money will help to build a five room school in the earthquake ravaged nation of haiti. the "early show" begins in 13 minutes. harry smith has a preview.
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>> i love those dominoes things. have you ever been in a room when they do that? >> not that large of a display. >> it is so great. it is really a great thing. speaking of dominoes, we are wondering what will happen this morning as goldman sachs testifies in of -- front of congress. it is a big story as congress fights back and forth about financial regulation reform. democrats thought they had it in the bag last night. not so say the republicans. john mccain with us in an exclusive interview in a couple of minutes. and re-- reverse mortgages not a great idea in the last couple of years but if you have equity in your house and didn't jump before we will tell you whether or not it is a good idea and the doctors are in. dr. phil back for a second day this morning on our show and dr. thraves stork, who is seen on channel 9 in the washington, d.c. metroplex and also a graduate of the -- he is uva
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right? >> i think so. >> and he's like the super hunky guy so people like to watch that and so he will be along too. >> we will be watching you and them. have a great day. a lawsuit over taxes is heading to the supreme court and it could tie up the way the silver line is funded. that's the new line from east falls church to tysons corner to dulles airport and loudoun county we see what is behind the dispute. >> everybody loves to get a refund. >> reporter: a tax refund sounds good too this man because his rug shop is on tyco road in mclean he is this in the dulles road tax district and must pay a special tax for the nearby rail construction. >> 800, $800 a year. >> reporter: but the legal challenge to that tax is picking up steam. the owner of this empty unit in this commercial building, also
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on tyco road says the special tax is unconstitutional because it only applies to business owners and not residents. the virginia supreme court has agreed to hear the case. >> everybody has to pay, distribute among the residents and businesses. so it is going to be more fair because everybody is using the toll road. everybody is using the metro. >> reporter: rob jackson, who represented the plaintiff says the tax isn't fair. >> the constitution basically states that you have to tax all property the same. >> and this one is not? >> this one is not. >> reporter: but john, who has represented dulles rail partners says the tax is fair it. >> also says the general assembly has the authority to create classifications of property. as long as it has a rational basis. so, the general assembly decided that industrial and commercial property because of the development potential there would probably benefit more greatly than would residential
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property so it made sense economically to tax the commercial property and not residential. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. the time is 6:46. howard bernstein is here with a big picture look at the forecast. >> big picture is a good one. short term we have a little bump in the road through this morning. i want to start with live doppler 9000 hd because it is pretty clear with minor exceptions. over to the bay bridge, kent island and saint michaels seeing a couple of sprinkles there. temple hill and andrew air force base heading to clinton a couple of light sprinkles. elsewhere drizzle and to the west we are starting to break up with the cloud cover. looking at the forecast for the next three days, it will be breezy to windy here today and tomorrow and cool. mid-60s today. some sunshine. a lot more on wednesday and thursday looks real nice with sunny skies and less winds and temperatures warming up to 70 degrees. momslikeme.com bus stop, mostly cloudy skies, breezy and cool. a little drizzle from the metro
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east. clouds with sunshine this afternoon. breezy, mid-60s. northwest winds 10 to 20. gust 25 at times. tonight clear to partly cloudy and chilly. 36 to 44. thankfully the winds will stay up. we will have a wind chill but without the winds we would be colder. sunset 7:57. right now 55. i will see 40s and 30s in the mountains and the brighter blue colors. 57 richmond. 55 ocean city. locally we have 55 at college park. 52 for columbia. it is 5 -- 54 sterling and 52 reston and fairfax and at ft. belvoir, 55 degrees as is national with the cloudy skies and a northwest wind at 13. dew point went from 50 to 46. that drier air is coming in. this drizzle will shut down as the storm system pulls away. we have another one behind it. you can see the showers in to kentucky out of indiana. those clouds will probably escape the region with any showers remaining across
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southern virginia. behind this big area of low pressure. the winds are driving out of the northwest and that's the case over the next couple of days. after that, boy, the seven day, you are going to love this. 65 today. it is going to be breezy. 63 with more sun tomorrow. breezy to windy and then on thursday getting better. 70 degrees. friday, warm, sunny and 80. -- 82. over the weekend low to mid-80s with better chance of thunderstorms sunday and monday in the afternoon. it is 6:48. angie has her list and is ready to go. >> a few tieups beginning with the ramp to go southbound on the gw parkway. counseling from the inner loop. that appears that's where we have a truck that spun out to the woods. it is off to the right shoulder. lanes are clear and traffic is getting by. 95 northbound. we take it outside and look at this. this is on the left shoulder at the prince william parkway. adding to that delay that we are seeing dale city to backlick. that is plus 15 to 20 minutes for that drive and then this is a disabled vehicle and someone
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trying to help him out. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary. you are do detective fine but you are dealing with main congestion. going southbound is where we have a disabled vehicle at duke street. to the right shoulder. traffic flow is okay. on the outer loop, 95 to georgia. extra 10 to 15 minutes for this. and 270 southbound slow from 118 germantown road to the split. an extra 20 for these drivers. back to you. our time is 6:49. the u.s. supreme court will decide whether the state of california may ban the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age 18. a federal appeals court threw out the law before it went in to affect. it claims the ban violated minors constitutional rights. the state said it created the law in response to parents ' complaints of too much violent material in the games. >> kids should not be with a mind set that it is okay to do these horrible things.
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>> as kids we have so many restrictions already. so it is like we don't want anymore. >> reporter: if the law is ruled constitutional, retailer will face fines $1,000 for each violation. arguments in the case will start in the fall. in sports it comes down to a game seven between the capitals and canadiens. washington was run out of montreal last night. caps lose 4-1. game seven is tomorrow night at verizon. the nationals win one and lose one streak is up to -- the nationals win one, lose one and the streak is up to ten games. brian walked in a winning run last night. nats fall to the cubs 4-3. 55 degrees here in northwest washington. those petty cabs seem to be
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the body of dorothy height will be lying in repose today. new rule for pedicabs in dc. they would require seat belts head and taillight and a speed limit of 30 miles an hour. we have a little drizzle possible. sunshine returning. mixing with clouds at times. breezy and approaching the mid- 60s. angie has the traffic and i will have the seven-day forecast when 9 news now this morning returns. #@
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germantown road to the split. >> see the sunshine on 270. it is breaking up out there we will see sunshine mixing with clouds and breezy today. tomorrow 63. then we turn the corner. 70 on thursday, 82 on friday. and weekend low to mid-80s with scattered showers on sunday in to monday. hang in there. much nicer to finish the week. the "early show" is next and they will have more on financial reform and whether a reverse mortgage is right for you sounds like mind over money. get news, weather, traffic and more at wusa9.com. >> we will see you wednesday morning starting 4:25. have a great day, everybody.